1971 Buick Riviera

1972 Buick Riviera muscle car
1971 Buick Riviera. The Riviera muscle car was radically redesigned for the 1971 model year with flowing and dramatic “boat-tail” styling.  The 1971 Riviera also features GM’s “Full-Flo” ventilation system and two large deck lid louvers are prominent on the trunk lid. (Unfortunately, under certain conditions a vacuum was created that sucked rain and exhaust back into the car and the “Full-Flo” ventilation was redesigned and the louvers were removed from trunk lid for the 1972 model year.)

14 thoughts on “1971 Buick Riviera”

  1. I had a 69 Riv. And a 72 Riv. Both were Grand Sports. I loved that 69 but it kepted getting stolen. The 72 blew up in 4 months. Some how it kepted loosing oil and they couldn’t find where.

  2. The Riviera was not a muscle car (a once narrow definition that seems to get thrown at just about anything old these days) It was a personal luxury car, some thing that has gone the way of the dinosaur. The Riv was powerful for sure but was big and whisper quiet with a a smooth ride and all the luxury amenities of the day. No gear head of the day would have been caught dead in one. A lovely car and a very daring styling exercise for its time,its great to see one so well preserved.

    1. ’71 GS (Gas Sow) 455.

      Stomp that foot feed and watch an exciting race between the speedometer & the gas guage.

      Wish I had it now.

  3. this is the car I bought after my 70 “cuda”, you talking about a come-up, man this was liuxary, the ride of this car was other worldly and the trunk was the size of a room in a house.

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